Kindergarten Acceleration

Kindergarten:

In accordance with state law, students who are five (5) years old on or before September 1 are eligible for the Texas public school kindergarten program and shall be enrolled in the kindergarten program at the time of registration. A child may be enrolled in the first grade if he or she is at least six (6) years of age at the beginning of the current school year.

Exception to the age rule is made for students who have been enrolled in the first grade in a public school in another state prior to transferring to a Texas public school or have completed kindergarten in a public school in another state prior to transferring to a Texas public school. Students to whom the exception applies shall be enrolled in the first grade at the time of registration. (TEC 42.003c)

Students in state that meet the age requirement (at least five years of age on September 1st of the current school year) may take a Credit by Exam for Kindergarten Reading and Math to be considered for acceleration to the first grade.

Kindergarten Acceleration Process

  • Parent completes the Kindergarten Acceleration Process and Application Form.
  • Parent meets with counselor or administrator to register for the Kindergarten Acceleration Credit by Exam.
  • School staff schedules and administers CBE exam:
    • Students scoring an 90 on both exams are eligible to proceed to the Student Interview process.
        • After an evaluation of the students information, a promotion decision will be provided to the student's parent/guardian
    • Students scoring below 90 on either or both CBE assessments will be enrolled in Kindergarten
      • There is no campus or district appeal process for this final decision